Terezia Farkas. International Bestselling Author. Columnist. Writes about dealing with depression.
First posted by Terezia Farkas on Depression Help (Oct.2014) as "suicide prevention - a mother speaks out about the un-speakable"
I was at the CDRIN training program in Calgary, Alberta when I first met Barbara Swanston. We were sitting at our tables, politely introducing ourselves. When it was Barbara’s turn she stood up and without being afraid of what we might think, simply said, “I’m here because my son, Terry, died by suicide.”
I listened to Barbara as she explained why she wants to help others who are left behind by someone’s suicide. Barbara wasn’t apologetic about Terry’s suicide. Terry suffered with severe depression and then one day, in the grip of the terrible darkness, he used a gun to end his life.